JPinoy wrote:What about those Kings who are absolutely ABSENT from their kingdoms, making it appear as their factions have no leader? Like the Black Falcons and Crusaders...
For me I believe the White Dragon Plumed knight in 6086, is the King of the Black Knights/Monarchs (same faction to me really).
Interesting. The white-plumed is my favorite. But I think he is not the king. On the box art, there is only one knight with a double flag on his lance, so I infer he must be the king. This harkens back to 6080 King's Castle, where you also have one knight with double flag (dismounted on the box art), with a rare black saddle, and the only one with a different shield, who stand so very much apart that he must be the leader/king as well.
I notice the same in the Black Falcon's 6073 Knight's Castle, where the knight in black has a double flag on his lance as well, so he must be the leader of the Black Falcons at that point.
Therefore I very much think that both the Lions and the Black Falcons do have a leader. There was just no crown to show off that time...
For me the white knight in 6086 Black Knight's Castle looks like a champion/paladin, the "first knight". Hence the white flag, the symbol of winning a joust.
Well, that's how I always looked at it. What do you think?